In 2022 there is only one training course available in the Yukon. It takes place immediately before the MYAU and is organised by Jessie Gladish and friends. Stewart and Jo Stirling will hopefully be back for 2022 but next winter they are taking a break.
In general, these local courses offer you the opportunity to do a course and the race on one trip. Other advantages of participating in a course in the Yukon are:
- you give yourself some time for acclimatisation
- for the outdoor parts of the course you are on the same or same type of trails you will be on during the MYAU
- the courses are organised by people with substantial race and Yukon specific winter survival skills
If time and budget allow for it you can of course also do a course one winter and then come back to do the MYAU the next winter.
Both courses aim at teaching you the skills to become confident and proficient at working in cold temperatures allowing you to maximise your potential in the MYAU or similar events and expeditions.